Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Baylor University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Candidates must complete thirty semester hours of graduate courses including six semester hours of research and thesis. At least twelve semester hours will be 5000-level courses.Candidates will present a proposal to their thesis committee that defines the area of environmental interest including the identification of a major problem in the area.
When the course work is completed and the thesis is accepted, the candidates must pass a comprehensive oral examination over the work of the program.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Biology

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The M.S. degree in Environmental Biology is for those interested in applied environmental
biology. Course work and research emphasize the solution of current environmental
problems. Degree requirements include at least eighteen semester hours of approved
Biology courses, of which twelve semester hours must be at the 5000 level, and six semester hours from approved graduate courses in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The concept areas in this track include terrestrial and aquatic ecology, invasion and conservation ecology, environmental pollution, environmental management, and environmental ethics. Students also must demonstrate familiarity with the scientific literature, and expertise in experimental design collection and analysis of data, and in interpretation of results in subject areas pertinent to student’s thesis research.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Science

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University offers interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees emphasizing Environmental Science through the Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Health through the Institute of Biomedical Studies.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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